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The Blind Assassin

The Blind Assassin (Paperback, New edition)

By Atwood, Margaret

Laura Chase's older sister Iris, married at eighteen to a politically prominent industrialist but now poor and eighty-two, is living in Port Ticonderoga, a town dominated by their once-prosperous family before the First War. While coping with her unreliable body, Iris reflects on... her far from exemplary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister's tragic death. Chief among these was the publication of The Blind Assassin, a novel which earned the dead Laura Chase not only notoriety but also a devoted cult following. Sexually explicit for its time, The Blind Assassin describes a risky affair in the turbulent thirties between a wealthy young woman and a man on the run. During their secret meetings in rented rooms, the lovers concoct a pulp fantasy set on Planet Zycron. As the invented story twists through love and sacrifice and betrayal, so does the real one; while events in both move closer to war and catastrophe. By turns lyrical, outrageous, formidable, compelling and funny, this is a novel filled with deep humour and dark drama.
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ISBN 9781860498800
Released NZ 1 Aug 2001
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Format Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9781860498800
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Virago Press Ltd
Released 1 Aug 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
 › 3 other possible formats available
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 656
Dimensions Width: 136mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 44mm
Dewey Code 813.54
Weight 513g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Sisters, Fiction, Reminiscing in old age
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade